The winds of change are blowing…
FSNS C&A is always exploring new ways to service our customers, allowing our customers confidence in their food safety management system to grow. In this light, we are excited to announce that FSNS C&A is now offering Gluten-Free certification and certification against FSSC 22000.
It is estimated that one in 133 people in the United States is affected by celiac disease. The majority of those suffering from celiac are undiagnosed. In addition to those suffering from celiac, consumers are increasingly concerned about the safety of gluten in their diet. Gluten-free products increased by 34% each year between 2009 and 2014 and total gluten-free sales are projected to eclipse $2.3 billion by the end of 2019. To address the growing concern associated with gluten, FSNS C&A has partnered with the Allergen Control Group to offer certification against the Gluten-Free Certification Program. This certification program includes listings on the gluten-free certification program’s website, listings on Beyond Celiac website and listing on the Canadian Celiac Association’s website. More information related to the gluten-free certification program can be found here: www.glutenfreecert.com
FSSC was developed in 2009 to transition the ISO 22000 requirements into a GFSI bench-marked scheme. This standard is comprised of ISO 22000, applicable pre-requisite programs (typically ISO 22002 for food manufacturers) and additional requirements developed by the Foundation FSSC. This standard offers the benefit of being ISO based which has been recognized globally for years while also being GFSI benchmarked. This standard is one of the fastest growing standards in the United States and globally. The scheme currently boasts over 18,000 certified sites across the globe. Additional information can be found here: www.fssc22000.com